So what happened to the Deja Vu last week? I honestly can’t believe it myself. It was Saturday evening, getting kinda’ late actually, before I realized I had never posted one. Van Til’s Happy Monday post showed a plate of food with a pulled pork sandwich, highlighting the “corn dog” skewers because, you know. That’s what I spent my 4th of July doing. The pic above is half of the leftovers that I reheated for lunch on Sunday. Continue reading
Last Saturday I posted several pics of Father’s Days past, starting with my dad and I and then a through the years collection featuring Johannah and I. I did not say anything about our travel plans (because one should not post online that you are going out of town for several days, advertising publicly that your house will be empty). My wife got to visit family and see her dad on Father’s Day this year. She spent a full week with him and also her brother and his family that came down from Pennsylvania. I arrived on Father’s day and we made it a whole Father’s Day family thing.
Yesterday was Juneteenth. President Trump had planned to hold a rally in Tulsa, OK, on that date but pushed it back one day after outcry over Juneteenth which celebrates the end of slavery in America every June 19th. I didn’t know about Juneteenth until this week, despite having taught American History. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863 but the June 19th date did not become significant until 1865. Slavery was not done away with in the United States until the 13th amendment was passed.
June 19th is a date near and dear to me for another reason. I was saved (or accepted Christ, became a Christian, whatever vocabulary suits your faith tradition) back on June 19, 1988. There’s probably a sermon illustration in there somewhere about salvation, freedom, and no longer being enslaved to sin. You know preachers, anything could be a sermon illustration.
Pink Starburst water, self-driving floor mop, Father’s Day pics after the jump.
The world has gone nuts. I can’t help but feel that without Covid-19, resulting in quarantine and economic shutdown, people would either be at work or busy with summer activities and not have time for some of the foolishness we see right now. I’m not talking about protests or riots. I mean the really wacky stuff: Continue reading
I think I’ve conversations like that. I get to hear about their favorite movies, songs, things to do but when I ask about favorite foods I get “It’s a stuffed animal, it doesn’t really eat food Daddy.” Seems legit. Continue reading
Everyone is talking about the George Floyd video, the arrest of former police officer Derek Chauvin and the numerous protests and riots across the country. There is no way anyone missed that. So I’m not ignoring it, there is just nothing meaningful I can contribute. Here are some other things:
Do you see cheesecake or a rock? That’s the question CJ and Joy asked their listeners/followers this week. I don’t about you but I see a delicious rock. Continue reading
If you’re on Facebook one of two things happened this week. You either made yourself an avatar and shared it or you balked at the thousands of people that did. Maybe you even mentioned, or shared a meme to the effect, that no one’s avatar actually looked anything like the person. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Personally I think I nailed it. Continue reading
There are about 3.7 million high school students that either have finished or are about to finish their senior year. Some of them have been looking forward to graduation since middle school and sometimes parents and grandparents make big plans for the event as well. The fact that auditoriums and football fields will not be packed with family members and well-wishers as graduates cross the stage has not been overlooked. We see stories on the news and social media every day about graduates taking cap and gown pictures, parades of community members driving by with flashing headlights and honking horns, and one school janitor that is visiting the home, at least coming to the front door, of every graduate in person to congratulate them. Continue reading
Happy Mother’s Day. Easter was different this year and Mother’s Day is about to be as well. This is the card I will be delivering to our mothers at Unity Baptist along with a gift. We will not meet in person for worship for another few weeks, at least. The picture was taken last Sunday of the flowers around the church sign on the front lawn. They return every spring whether we are there to see them or not. Continue reading
1995 World Series – Fox Sports Southeast, which I’m sure is only available regionally, has been showing the 1995 MLB World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. If the option is available to you, tonight’s game 6 is the one you want to watch. Continue reading